Clayton Knapp

Apr 24, 1890

Born at sea aboard the British Steamer Rappahannock


Dec 13, 1917

Attested into the 1st Depot Battalion, COR (Central Ontario Regiment) CEF in Toronto, Ontario 

Ø  Number 3106124

Ø  Next of kin given as Viola (Violet) Knapp, sister, Albert-Lea, Minnesota, USA

Ø  Previous occupation given as Labourer

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Presbyterian


Jan 8, 1918

Transferred to the Canadian Machine Gun Corps Depot, Hamilton, Ontario


Jan 22, 1918

Transferred to the 1st Depot Battalion, 2nd COR in Toronto


Feb 3, 1918

Embarked Troopship Scandinavian in Halifax, Nova Scotia



Feb 16, 1918

Disembarked in Liverpool, England and proceeded to East Sandling where he was TOS (Taken On Strength) the 8th Reserve Battalion to continue training



Sep 20, 1918

Transferred to the 54th Battalion



Sep 22, 1918

Arrived at the CIBD (Canadian Infantry Depot) in Etaples, France and TOS the 54th Battalion



Sep 29, 1918

While still in the base depot, he was transferred to the 21st Battalion and proceeded to the CCRC (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp)



Sep 30, 1918

Left the reinforcement camp to join the 21st Battalion



Oct 3, 1918

Joined the 21st Battalion in the Support Trenches of the Hindenburg Line as part of a draft of 156 reinforcements



Oct 11, 1918

Just 8 days after joining the battalion, Private Knapp was killed during the battalion’s advance on Avesnes-le-Sec and was subsequently buried in the Naves Communal Cemetery Extension, south-west of Denain, France

C Knapp  

Following the war, the British War Medal, Victory Medal, Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny) and Scroll were sent to his sister, Viola Knapp, 135 Los Banos Ave., Daly City, California, USA

 There was no Memorial Cross issued


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